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Publisher Description

Nineteenth-century Europe abounds with conspiracy both ghastly and mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian priests are strangled with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate black masses by night. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres.

But what if, behind all of these conspiracies, lies just one man?

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
November 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
576
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SIZE
4.7
MB

Customer Reviews

almachius ,

Eco's Sixth Novel.

Somebody give that crazy recorder-blowin', lecture-givin', nicotine-smokin', book-diggin', salmon-travelin', beard-growin', list-lovin' Semioticious polymath a High Five. Literature doesn't get much better than this. Read it, or be square, or whatever. It really is very good, even in translation.

Ruth Gledhill ,

Unnecessary

I recommend you read the reviews of this book before buying it especially The Guardian review. I failed to do this and regret deeply filling my mind with the poisonous verbiage of the protagonist. I know it is meant to be a witty commentary on prejudice and that the captain represents the opposite of the author's intelligent wisdom but still, life is too short for this.

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